All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2012

Date(s): 
24 May 2012 to 9 June 2012
Speaker: 
Debi Rubera
Debi Rubera with her students from Gusty Michael School

Debi Rubera’s tour was a unique opportunity to support a teacher who was traveling to Washington, D.C. with her students from a remote Alaskan village. The purpose of this trip was to introduce Washington D.C. to the nine students of Gusty Michael School, a trip of a lifetime for them. In addition, the students themselves became “arctic ambassadors” teaching those with whom they met about the arctic environment that they live in, what their daily life is like, and what affects their way of life. Debi and her students had a two-week tour filled with activities in and around the D.C. area.

Date(s): 
7 May 2012 to 11 May 2012
Speaker: 
Jennifer Burns

Dr. Jennifer Burns, University of Alaska-Anchorage Professor of Biology, traveled from Anchorage, Alaska to Memphis, Tennessee, to participate in a week’s worth of education and public outreach activities with Alex Eilers of the Pink Palace Museum. Alex and Dr. Burns had participated in an Antarctic expedition together studying Weddell seals in the Ross Sea through the PolarTREC Program.

Date(s): 
29 April 2012 to 2 May 2012
Speaker: 
Leonard Kamerling

The feature event of this tour was a screening of the documentary film “Drums of Winter”, followed by a question-and-answer session with director Leonard Kamerling. “Drums of Winter” explores the role of dance and music in the culture of the Yupik Eskimo people as they face pressure from the outside world to abandon their traditional lifestyle. The film was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2006. The film was shown on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR, and was open to the public.

Date(s): 
7 March 2012 to 17 March 2012
Speaker: 
Kathleen Osgood

Dr. Osgood had a full schedule of events (Dr. Osgood's Tour Schedule) planned for her time in Yakutsk. She delivered a series of lectures and activities intended for students at North-Eastern Federal University that focused on oral traditions, how stories live on, and evaluating how stories have been recorded and shared. As part of this curriculum, the students had the opportunity to perform a northern, native story of their own.

Date(s): 
6 March 2012 to 11 March 2012
Speaker: 
Karsten Heuer

On this tour, Karsten stopped to give a presentation entitled "Necessary Journeys" at Dartmouth College. Karsten highlighted his travels with his wife, Leanne Allison, and shared stories and wisdom from his trips. Once at Sterling College, he joined students in Sterling's Vertebrate Natural History on a tracking field trip to Babcock Preserve. Later Karsten gave a public presentation entitled "Canoe Exploration of the Canadian North" in which he discussed his latest project, "Finding Farley", and shared insights gained from his cross-country canoe trip.

2011

Date(s): 
14 November 2011
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

Author Charles Wohlforth traveled to Everett, Washington to present and discuss his book "The Fate of Nature" with seventy-five high school students enrolled in the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA). All ORCA students had prepared for his visit by reading and discussing his book prior to his coming. His discussion focused on the impact of human activity on the arctic and marine environments, and how culture affects our creation of personal and social intensions for use of natural resources and protection of other species.

Date(s): 
10 November 2011 to 13 November 2011
Speaker: 
Terrence Cole

Dr. Terrence Cole traveled from Fairbanks to Sitka, Alaska to participate in the Sitka WhaleFest (SWF). The SWF is a celebration of the diverse and abundant marine mammals population. From mid-September until mid-January, the pristine waters of Sitka Sound are home to many humpback whales. Biologists believe the whales are building up food reserves prior to their migration to tropical waters. See more on the SWF here: http://www.sitkawhalefest.org.

Date(s): 
8 October 2011 to 21 October 2011
Speaker: 
Aviaja Egede Lynge

Aviâja Egede Lynge traveled to Anchorage, Alaska in October to present several programs concerning the Inuit model of education in Greenland. Her host, Diane Hirshberg from the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage thought that Alaskan educators could benefit greatly from some of the Greenlandic practices.

Date(s): 
28 April 2011 to 29 April 2011
Speaker: 
Ken Tape

Ken Tape is a PhD student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studying climate warming and landscape changes in the Arctic. Ken traveled to New Jersey to visit Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Chatham High School.

Date(s): 
22 April 2011 to 29 April 2011
Speaker: 
Michelle Ridgway

In conjunction with the annual Bering Sea Days, speaker Michelle Ridgway visited St. Paul Island, Alaska. Bering Sea Days is a week long event that focuses students attention on the marine science and ecological concerns of the Bering Sea. Ms. Ridgway has participated in the Bering Sea Days in the past and is a welcome addition to the community event. Please see below for a complete schedule of events.

22 April at 7:30 pm

COMMUNITY PRESENTATION at St. Paul School, videocast to St. George School